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Pikitup refuses to negotiate with 'illegal' strikers

As rubbish continues to pile up in Joburg and workers continue to strike, Pikitup says it has contracted independent companies to help clean up the city.

Municipal refuse removal workers downed tools last week, demanding a R10 000 basic salary and the resignation of their managing director, Amanda Nair.

Stephen Grootes spoke to MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services at City of Joburg about their support for Pikitup's call for workers to get back to work.

The board has a meeting with the union and management on Saturday. They’re saying we will talk but the workers must go to work as this strike is illegal. There was a commitment that the employees would come to work this week.

Matshidiso Mfikoe, MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services at City of Joburg

Pikitup calls on 'Red Ants' as workers refuse to budge

Speaking to John Robbie on Monday, Amanda Nair said they were resorting to alternative measures to curb the dangerous amounts of rubbish posing a health risk in the city.

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